Answer: Sounds like a root rot problem to me. A fast-draining soil is a must, but aloes don't grow much in the winter and do not need watering for most of the winter season. Sounds to me as though you're basing your decision to water on soil conditions rather than the plant's growth habit. The kindest thing you can do for your plant is to stop watering - for now. When the plant resumes growth in the spring, you can resume watering. Thoroughly soak the soil when you water, then allow it to almost completely dry out. Best of luck with your aloe plants!
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